Effects of test environment on behavioral auditory processing test scores
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DepartmentTowson University. Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies
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The effect of ambient environmental noise on performance on three behavioral assessments of auditory processing was examined. Assessments included speech in noise, frequency pattern, and low-pass filtered speech. Twenty-five normal-hearing, typically developing adults were administered these tests in both an ideal sound-treated booth and while ambient environmental noise was routed through a sound field setup. Results yielded no overall effect of the environmental noise on the overall performance on the measures. However, differences noted between individual tests are presented and possible reasons for these differences are explored.